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294 Thomson Barbados Cruise Reviews
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alan dalus
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Having cruised with several different companies over the last 20 years, we decided to give this ship a try as it was offering two decent itineraries with only 2 sea days, also the A.I. drinks package and a nice cabin for the price we paid ... Read more
Chaffesbird
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
111 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We flew from London Gatwick in the premium section of our Thomson flight. Both outbound and inbound flights were on time. When we landed in Barbados, cruise passengers were the first to leave the plane and we were put into coaches and ... Read more
James lynch
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have been cruising with Thomson once or twice a year for the last 17 years but since TUI has taken over standards have gone down-hill. Food was not up to cruising standards and service was very poor- not enough staff and some staff ... Read more
Jim the Fox
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
EXCELLENT: - The itinerary (12 islands in 14 days with just 1 day at sea) - The 32in seat pitch on the 787 Dreamliner was fine for the 8hour flight to Barbados - Seamless transfer of luggage from Gatwick bag drop straight to ... Read more
Northwood
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Suitable itinerary Flight from Gatwick to Barbados first class, return somewhat spoilt by a delay of 3 hours no explanation given . Ship on the whole good but so noisy, wherever you went music of some kind was blaring While on ... Read more
Cuddington
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our 8th cruise and Discovery is the best ship so far. We took a lot of shore trips and enjoyed all of them. The Destinations team were helpful but the cane train provider is liable to cancel! We had done this super trip a few ... Read more
Linapp
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
This was our second ever cruise. Previously we had been to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas. The TUI Discovery is much smaller and caters for specifically British people. We decided on this cruise as we ... Read more
Triciah
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
found this cruise at a reasonable price and liked the itinery. The flight was very good only 40 mins late take off, getting off flight and to the ship was painless, I would say that having never been to Barbados before where you actually ... Read more
lynda2
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Travelled with Husband and two friends for special 60th birthday surprise cruise. The balcony cabins are very spacious along with a good sized shower room. Unfortunately, there are no public facilities on all floors so if you are ... Read more
Beckymaddison
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
We travelled to the Caribbean for 2 weeks 2 adults , 1 nine year old in Feb 17. This was our first cruise. Following long journey embarkation well organised. You don't go through Barbados customs, you get on a bus straight to the ship. ... Read more
Pedromanning
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise. We did a lot of research into all different companies that do Cruises. With our budget and the type cabin and the type of holiday we were looking for Thomson come out best for us. We started our holiday ... Read more
Jalowe
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have sailed in the Caribbean on the celebrity equinox for the last two years , with a med thomson cruise on the majesty in between. We were disappointed with the Down turn in service and food quality on the equinox last year and after a ... Read more
DreamIslands
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The flow of geting on and off ship was very smooth. Smashing ship, glad we chose smaller compared to some we saw en route. One couple who were not on our ship described her as "a lovely old lady" and big and new is not always ... Read more
ChrissyH
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as I always wanted to go to the Caribbean and liked the Itinerary and the price seemed good Once we arrived in Barbados the transfer was very pleasing as we were whisked straight from the plane to the ship. We have ... Read more
Cheshire Joyce
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I recently returned from a lovely two week all inclusive cruise in a junior suite. This was our fifth cruise and our second Caribbean cruise. We visited some lovely islands and booked a number of excursions with Thomson which I ... Read more
I.W.F.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were a family party of six. My wife and I had been on a cruise together on the Mediterranean for my 60th and were celebrating my 70th. Other than that the two of us had been on a two day cruise to Bruges both times with P&O. Three ... Read more
Neveragain25
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose the Paradise Islands and Tropical Delights cruises for the number of islands visited in 2 weeks. All very different and interesting. No need to book tours in advance on these cruises as you are greeted by locals selling similar ... Read more
Spittalschool
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Well what can i say except for fantastic, the ship was great clean well maintained first look at it was wow, our cabin was 2574 and it was lovely enough room to move around so no complaints, all the restaurants where nice but the main ... Read more
Angeladw
Member Since 2017
1 review
32 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because we were looking forward to spending time in the sun with great entertainment, service and being on a ship where we would be welcomed and listened to should we have any concerns. I'll start with The ... Read more
margaret foote
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Our first cruise to the Carribean. Good start to 2017. Ship was lovely with the Christmas trees , garlands, lights. Glass lifts. Really nice to look at. Cabin was on 3rd deck and was fine nice and clean and always nice to go back to after ... Read more
Choirman PJ
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
43 forum posts
21 helpful votes
I’ve just returned from a cruise on Thomson Discovery taking 12 of our family and occupying 4 deluxe cabins. Overall it was a great cruise and the family greatly enjoyed it. The Good: 1/ The largest non-suite cabins I’ve ... Read more
tdavies250
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second Thomson Cruise to the Caribbean visiting different Islands. This time we sailed on the "Discovery" and we weren't disappointed. Travelling from Birmingham the check in & flight was easy & again the ... Read more
Discoverycruiseship
Member Since 2017
1 review
36 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Just returned from 14 nights on TUI Discovery. Ship was very nice, as was cabin, even although it was inside. Plenty of storage and good lighting and facilities. Cabin Stewards were very good too. We found all staff pleasant, well ... Read more
FBDE4
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
28 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
If this was your first cruise, you would probably have been more or less satisfied. If you are a regular Thomson cruiser, like us, you would have been rather less satisfied. The Discovery is a good ship with no complaints about the food ... Read more
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thegoldentonsil
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
We had a balcony cabin on deck 6. The room was a reasonable size, perfect temperature, our little balcony was worth the extra, and the stewards kept it looking perfect. We assumed that the soundproofing in the rooms was good as we had ... Read more

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